This oxymoron expression “Same Difference” is used to express the belief that two or more things are essentially the same, in spite of their apparent differences. Many people struggle with the verbally puzzling conundrum of something that is though about as being the same, but is also different. This can also be a way of saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff”, so this would be said to settle a conflict and avoid getting into an argument and it probably would not be followed with, “And the horse that you rode in on.” As George and Ira Gershwin wrote in their song ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’, “You like potato and I like potahto You like tomato and I like tomahto Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto. Let’s call the whole thing off.”
Last week we had The Great Bloggers’ Bake-Off and everyone was asked to find a song that fit with one of the prompts Baking/Bread/Cake/Pie/Picnic and that went extremely well. This week we have the oxymoron related prompts of Different/Same and hopefully this will fit for everyone. Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two. Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music. Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.
Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.
I am writing about the Beatles song ‘Rain’ this week. Next week I will be writing about the song ‘Keep Your Day Job’ by the Grateful Dead. The upcoming prompts will be:
August 2, 2020 – Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure
August 9, 2020 – A song with a harmonica
August 16, 2020 – Clear/Dark/Light
August 23, 2020 – Above/Below/Between